Screening at Gold Coast Film Festival

THE IDOL

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Cast

Hiba Atallah – Young Nour
Ahmad Qassim– Young Ashraf
Abdelkarim Abu Baraka – Young Omar
Tawfeek Barhom- Older Mohammed
Special appearance by Nadine Labaki

Director

Hany Abu-Assad

Producer

Ali Jaafar, Amira Diab

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Film synopsis

Based on the incredible true story of Mohammed Assaf.

A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad Assaf,  dreams of one day singing in the Cairo Opera House with his sister and best friend, Farrah. One day, Farrah collapses and is rushed to the hospital where it is discovered that she needs a kidney transplant. Farrah leaves Mohammad with a dying wish that someday, he will sing in Cairo. Escaping from Gaza to Egypt against unbelievable odds, Assaf makes the journey  of a lifetime.  From two-time Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-­‐Assad,  comes this inspirational drama based on the incredible true story of Mohammad Assaf, winner of  ARAB IDOL 2013.

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